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Mental health

In an emergency or crisis situation the following services can provide help and support: Expand the three sections below to find information about focussed mental health support and services across Surrey. These services are open to all young people, not just those with special…

Types of Childcare

There are lots of different good quality childcare arrangements on offer which you can mix and match to suit your daily schedule, working hours, study or training. Before you make your final decision it is advisable to look at several local options to get an…

Paying for childcare

If you use Ofsted registered childcare you may be entitled to help with your childcare costs through one of the following schemes. Funded early education and childcare: Funded early education for two year olds (FEET) Funded early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds 30…

Childcare Jobs

If you’re looking for a new position in early years or playwork take a look at Childcare Jobs for the latest vacancies in Surrey

Healthy living for families

Visit the Surrey County Council webpage: Healthy living for families for advice on the following health and wellbeing issues. Health Childhood vaccinations Healthy Child Programme Healthy Start Scheme Health and development reviews at age 2 Dental health for children Children and Family Health Surrey Healthy Surrey Mental…

School years

In Surrey all children between the ages of five and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. Most children will start school the September following their fourth birthday. However, children are not legally required to be in education until the beginning…

Support for children with SEND

Visit the Surrey County Council webpage: Support for children with a special educational need or disability, for information on the following: General support Surrey Local Offer including information on Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans Surrey SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SSIASS) Support for…

Keeping your family safe

Safety and protection Recognising and preventing child abuse Domestic abuse – information for families Advice for parents on bullying Personal safety outside of the home Children breaking the law Safe childcare Support for children who have been a victim of crime Radicalisation Staying safe Child…

Parenting courses and advice

Although parenting can be very rewarding there may be times when you feel a little out of your depth and in need of some help and support. There are a number of options available to help you cope with any difficulties you may be experiencing…

Publications for families

A range of online publications for families produced by the Family Information Service about: Finding childcare Funded early education for two year olds (FEET) School Communication and language Personal development Support for parents and carers Research and consultation
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2022